Mobile Video June 24, 2013
ASK AN EXPERT: Michael Pollan Explains What 'Processed Food' Is - And What It Does

Michael Pollan, author of The New York Times number-one bestseller 'In Defense of Food', is known for his stinging critiques of mass-produced, industrialized food systems and for his passionate advocacy of local, sustainably grown food.

In his new book 'Cooked', Pollan argues that a return to home cooking is key in the battle against obesity and the fight for a sustainable food future.

We asked Pollan to explain the meaning of the ubiquitous term 'processed food' and the effect it can have on our minds and bodies.

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